Tag: LLWS75

Fun For All, Pin Trading Bonds Local Little Leagues® Across the Globe

The Little League Baseball® World Series (LLBWS) is known for being the most iconic youth sporting event in the world, with hundreds of thousands of fans flocking to Williamsport, Pennsylvania, every year to watch Little Leaguers® from around the world make lifelong memories on the diamond. But when they are not packing the stands in […]

Meet the 20 Teams Competing in the 75th Anniversary of the Little League Baseball World Series

As the world turns its eyes to Williamsport to celebrate the historic 75th Anniversary of the Little League Baseball® World Series, a total of 20 teams from around the globe are set to compete with more Little Leaguers® taking the field than ever before on August 17-28. Meet the 20 teams that will be making […]

Little League® Hall of Excellence Showcases Role Models From Various Careers

From professional athletes and entertainers to military personnel, entrepreneurs, and authors, the Little League® Hall of Excellence has honored incredible role models who have achieved success and continue to inspire future Little Leaguers® from all walks of life. Established in 1988, the Little League Hall of Excellence is the highest honor that Little League can […]

Howard J. Lamade Stadium: An Iconic and Historic Summer Destination

For more than 60 years, Howard J. Lamade Stadium in South Williamsport, Pennsylvania, has become the ultimate summertime destination for generations of Little Leaguers® and Little League® fans. Originally called Howard J. Lamade Memorial Field, the location and baselines for the field were first laid out for the 1959 the Little League Baseball® World Series […]

Inside the Rise of the Little League Softball® World Series

The Little League Softball® World Series (LLSWS) has not always been the modern-day spectacle that now takes place in Greenville, North Carolina. The largest youth softball tournament in the world came from humble beginnings, with Little League® originally launching a softball pilot program in 1974 to gauge interest from local leagues across the country. As […]

Little League® Volunteer Stadium: The Field of Opportunity

It had been nearly 65 years since the first pitch was thrown at Howard J. Lamade Stadium, christening what is now a “Field of Dreams” for countless Little Leaguers®, but when the call to “Play Ball!” was first heard on the field at Volunteer Stadium in 2001, the Little League program sounded its charge into […]

The World Series Team Hosts Become “Extended Family” for 20 Region Champions

Each year, when late summer arrives, a unique collection of dedicated Little League® volunteers arrive at Little League International with a singular charge — assure all Little League Baseball® World Series players, coaches, and managers have an unforgettable experience while in Williamsport.  This special company of people, officially known as “Team Hosts,” become the team […]

Remembering Dr. Robert Yasui: A Retrospective of Medical Support at the LLBWS

Since it first began 75 years ago, the main priority of the Little League Baseball® World Series has been the safety and well-being of its players, and one of those Diamond Legacies at the forefront of that focus has been Dr. Robert Yasui. For nearly 50 years, when first arriving in Williamsport, Pennsylvania, all players […]

Ken Hubbs Memorial Little League Honors Baseball Legend

  For decades, Little League® has found a way to bring people together. Each summer, communities all around the world rally behind their local teams as they strive towards the dream of making it to the Little League World Series, offering support in both moments of heartbreak and triumph. But, most importantly, local leagues find […]

Cooperstown Connection: Baseball Hall of Famers at the Little League Baseball® World Series Over the Years

While a Little League Baseball® World Series graduate has yet to go on to be inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame, Little League® has always had a deep connection to its friends in Cooperstown with a number of Hall of Famers making their way to Williamsport for the world’s largest youth sports event over […]